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Pod Youth

Fridays 6:30-8:30 • Yrs 7-10

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What to Expect…

Everyone is welcome at Pod. A typical night involves:

  • Some time to chill

  • Exploring a Bible topic through activities, games, discussions & challenges

  • Enjoying supper snacks together

Teens come from a variety of schools & walks of life. POD is a great place to explore the big questions of life in a safe & welcoming place. We hope to see you this Friday!

POD has really helped me to read my Bible more
— Tash (14)

Good to Know…

Pod is for: School years 7-10

When:
Fridays 6:30-8:30
Weeks 2-9 of school terms

Where:
Pod usually remains onsite & we’ll always keep parents informed of events or outings

We value safety
Our team of committed leaders are approved by church leadership, hold a current WWCC card & a national police clearance

Registration
Every person attending Pod must have permission given by a parent/carer. Registration is done annually. If you’re planning to bring your child for the first time please register here or complete a form at drop off

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This Term at Pod…

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Wk Date Details
2 2-Aug Seeing the world
3 9-Aug Where do I come from?
4 16-Aug Cornerstone Play (Meet @ BBC)
5 23-Aug Am I special?
6 30-Aug The meaning of life
7 6-Sep The problem with the world
Sat 7-Sep Pod Social (Details TBA)
8 13-Sep When things go wrong
9 20-Sep How does God bless us?
10 27-Sep No Pod - Start of Hols!
 
 

Meet our POD Coordinator

Simon Holmes
Associate Pastor

“The teen years are a big time for searching - it’s a joy to help young people explore the answers that Jesus brings”

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Youth DGs

Mondays 3:30-5:00

Mid-week Discipleship Groups for those who want to dig deeper into the Bible & following Jesus

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Join a relaxed small group with a focus on exploring the Bible together and praying for each other. Plus we usually enjoy some snacks together too!

DGs are a supportive and encouraging environment to help teens in their walk with Jesus. They are also a platform for exploring ways for teens to use their gifts to serve the wider group of teens at POD.

If you’re still hungry for more after Pod each week, then DGs are the place for you!

Current available groups:

Y7-10 Girls
Contact Wendy Swarts: EmailCall

Yr9-10 Boys
Contact Simon Holmes: EmailCall

Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’re working on it! Let us know with the form below & we’ll see what we can do!

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Shift

Sundays 9:30—11:00 • Yrs 7-8

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We believe teens have much to offer in church life and Shift aims to partner with parents in equipping & empowering them to share their potential!

The Shift program is an opportunity for the Yr7-8s of our church to be encouraged to make the 'shift' from being children in our church to active, serving young teens. 

Shift is an option only three times per term - it is not a 'Kids Church Extension' - We want to challenge them to own the responsibility to make the most of their Sunday church involvement.

Shift is led by Simon Holmes & Di Abbott. Please get in touch if you have any questions or comments!

Three key components of Shift:

  1. Exploring what the Bible has to say about church, and particularly church gatherings

  2. Engaging in the church gathering by reflecting and taking notes

  3. Encouraging them to serve in church life

Each Sunday before a Shift week, booklets and clipboards will be available at the back of the church for Yr7/8s to utilise to help them engage in the gathering and prepare to reflect together the following week.

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